April 7 2022
This year’s planting season is setting up to be an expensive one, considering the skyrocketing prices for fuel and fertilizer
Feb. 9 2022
Right now, you are likely experiencing sticker shock from looking at nitrogen fertilizer prices in late 2021 compared to the prior year
Jan. 31 2022
Have you heard about the use of alternative forages for dairy cattle? Recently, I had been invited to share some of the findings of our research program on forage quality and management
Jan. 14 2022
Alfalfa is known for its high nutritional value, and that makes it a valued forage source. However, alfalfa is often hindered nutritionally because of the indigestible lignin components
Dec. 9 2021
From drought in the West to rain in the Northeast, the 2021 crop year created challenges for farmers across the country
Nov. 11 2021
For anyone purchasing hay to feed livestock, it comes as no surprise that hay prices are on an upward trajectory
Sept. 2 2021
After corn silage harvest, one huge job that has be completed promptly following chopping is covering piles and bunkers. This is a task that takes many hands and a lot of hard work
June 17 2021
In a panel discussion during the virtual Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, two dairy nutritionist shared insight on how top-level herds maximize milk production
June 14 2021
The growing season for many started with a bang. Near ideal soil conditions and limited rain events have made for streamlined planting in many regions
June 14 2021
Accurate results from forage testing begins with the you. For the sake of your animals, be sure to gather the most accurate sample
June 7 2021
During the last couple of weeks, growing conditions have been getting drier than preferred for forages. Looking to the U.S. drought monitor, a great proportion of the western part of the country is extreme...
May 3 2021
Corn for silage will be planted soon, if not already, and harvested during the summer
April 19 2021
Every year before forage harvest begins, the questions come regarding quality or quantity of forage
Jan. 18 2021
Feed and forage testing opportunities have advanced significantly in recent years. For a comparatively small investment, one can obtain comprehensive information about forage that comprises a large part...
Nov. 15 2020
this year will go down in the annals of history as one for the ages. Indeed, 2020 had both immense challenges and immense opportunities . . . both are coming to light
Sept. 25 2020
For nearly every dairy farmer, corn silage harvest season is one of the most important periods of the entire year. As more and more farms transition toward rations high in corn silage, it becomes even
Aug. 17 2020
Corn silage is on the top of the mind for many dairy farmers right now. As such, three farmers shared what they’ve learned as they work to produce the best corn silage they can
Aug. 16 2020
A question you will often hear when discussing cattle nutrition is what level of production do you balance for? This question sets the stage for energy, fiber, and ingredient inclusion in the diet
June 22 2020
Forage polls conducted across the country provide a peek into this year’s feed outlook. The polls involve gathering data from a forage testing laboratory database and charting the results over time...
June 18 2020
Alfalfa production in the Upper Midwest the last several years has been incredibly difficult. In the fields, winterkill and wet soils frustrated harvests and left fields in poor condition. Part of two...